Powwow, Pyansky and plants: Here’s what’s happening in Arlington and Fort Worth

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Powwow, Pyansky and plants: Here’s what’s happening in Arlington and Fort Worth

The Native American Student Association at the University of Texas at Arlington’s annual powwow benefit is back starting at 11 a.m. March 1. (Courtesy image | Randy Gentry, University of Texas at Arlington)
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In spite of the 90-degree temps at the beginning of the week, the calendar did not skip to summer. From a plant trade to a powwow, spring events take center stage for the first weekend of March in Arlington and Fort Worth.Saddle up for a weekend of music in the StockyardsThe Fort Worth Music Festival returns for its second year with eight stages and more than 20 local acts on the roster. Find your new favorite band at one of the festival’s four days of shows.What: Fort Worth Music FestivalWhen: Feb. 28-March 2Where: Multiple venues in the Fort Worth Stockyards              Admission: General admission passes start at $25. Find more options here.Find out what happens when more than 288 artists contribute to one showThe newest exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center includes work from artists across genres, age and skill levels. Patrons who attend the opening night reception will also have the opportunity to see performance art pieces.What: “Together We Make Art Happen” opening receptionWhen: 6-9 p.m. March 1Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center            1300 Gendy St.            Admission: Free. Find more information here.Indulge in fry bread — for charityTake in Native American arts, performances — and food — at the Native American Student Association’s 28th annual benefit powwow at the University of Texas at Arlington. Stickball demonstrations and dance competitions fill the daylong family friendly event.What: 28th annual Powwow at UT-ArlingtonWhen: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 2Where: The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Activities Center  500 W. Nedderman Dr.          Admission: Free entry and parking. More information here.Step up your plant gameTwenty local vendors selling everything from ceramics, natural skin care and honey will set up in the popular Southside brewery Rahr & Sons. For plant parents looking to expand their indoor or outdoor gardens, there will be designated space for a plant exchange, whether you want to propagate your exceptionally leafy fern or grab some new cuttings to take home. What: Third Annual Spring Fling at Rahr & Sons BreweryWhen: Noon-5 p.m. March 2Where: 701 Galveston Ave.        Admission: Free. More information here. Take your Easter Eggs to the next levelDying eggs isn’t just for kids — though they’re welcome at this event too. Learn about the Ukrainian tradition of pysanky and then try your hand at making your own.What: Ukrainian Pysanky EggsWhen: 3-3:45 p.m. March 2Where: Southwest Regional Library            4001 Library Lane          Admission: Free. More information here.

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Marcheta Fornoff covers the arts for the Fort Worth Report. Contact her at marcheta.fornoff@fortworthreport.org. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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